Specific Anatomic RegionAnkle
ApplicationEvaluate suspected fracture
AuthorFishman EK
Reference SourcePersonal Communication
Scanner UsedSiemens Plus4 Volume Zoom
KV / mAs / Time per Rotation (sec)120/90/.75
Detector Collimation (mm)1
Slice Thickness (mm)1.25
Data Reconstruction Interval (mm)1
Table Speed (mm per rotation) / Pitch4/4
Oral ContrastN/A
IV Contrast Volume and TypeN/A
Injection RateN/A
Scan Delay (sec)N/A
3D Technique UsedVolume rendering
Although many people still scan the ankle in 2 planes, the use of 1 mm collimation should eliminate the need for this process. MDCT data sets can be obtained isotrophically.